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How to Use Content AI in Block Editor

Content AI offers several AI Tools to help you with your writing tasks. To ease your workflow and save you from the burden of switching tabs while writing, we’ve integrated all these AI features into Block Editor, so you can focus on creating quality content for your readers.

Note: Before we discuss the various Content AI features available in the Block Editor, please ensure that you’ve enabled the enhanced Content AI module from WordPress Dashboard Rank Math SEO. If you ever run out of credits, you can easily subscribe to a Content AI plan that aligns with your requirements.

Enable Content AI module

In this knowledgebase article, we’ll walk you through how to use Content AI in Block Editor.

1 // Shortcode

Content AI can be used anywhere with the Block Editor using the // shortcode. To use this shortcode, simply follow the below steps.

1.1 Edit the Post in Block Editor

Open the post that you want to edit in the Block Editor.

Edit the post in Block Editor

1.2 Open Content AI by Rank Math Block

In the Block Editor, press // to add the AI Assistant Block instantly, as shown below.

Open Content AI using shortcode

1.3 Write a Prompt or Select the AI tool

In the AI Assistant Block, enter your prompt and hit Enter to let Content AI start generating the output.

AI Assistant Block

Alternatively, you can type the Content AI tool that you want to use and select it from the dropdown list.

Open Content AI tool using shortcode

Now, the corresponding Content AI tool will pop up on the screen, where you can fill in the relevant fields and hit the Generate button.

AI tool will open

Now, the Content AI will start generating the output on the right side of the screen. As you hover over the generated output, you will notice two options, namely, Copy and Insert.

Copy and Insert options in output

The Copy option allows you to copy the output of your choice to your clipboard, so you can paste it anywhere you prefer to use it.

The Insert option will insert the output directly into the Block Editor.

2 AI Assistant Block

You can also access the Content AI Assistant anywhere while you write within your Block Editor, using the dedicated AI Assistant Block, as shown below.

2.1 Edit the Post in Block Editor

Open the post that you want to edit in the Block Editor.

Edit the post in Block Editor

2.2 Open Block Library

In the Editor window, you can add a new block by clicking the + icon that appears on the left sidebar as well as on the right end of a new line. Alternatively, you can type / in a new line to open the block library.

Access Block Library

2.3 Open Content AI Block

From the list of available blocks, choose the AI Assistant [Content AI] block.

AI Assistant [Content AI] block in Block Library

Now, you can write a prompt and let the AI Assistant generate the output. You can use the AI Assistant to open any AI tool, as walked through earlier.

AI Assistant Block

3 Content AI Panel

Apart from these methods, you can also access Content AI features from the dedicated Content AI panel. To access it, click the Content AI icon that appears at the top-right corner of the Block Editor screen.

Click Content AI icon to open Content AI panel

Alternatively, you can access the Content AI Panel from the familiar Rank Math Meta Box.

Open Content AI from Rank Math Meta Box

Here’s how the Content AI Panel would look like, where you can access the Research tool, Writing tool, AI Tools, and RankBot.

Content AI Panel

3.1 Research

In the Research section, you can research your desired target keyword and receive insightful recommendations from our Content AI. Enter the keyword in the FOCUS KEYWORD field, click the Research button, and wait for the magic.

Research View in Block editor

3.2 Write

In the Write section, add the relevant details, and our Content AI will start generating the output in the Block editor, as shown below.

Write section in Block editor

You can also use Ctrl + / to generate the output. This keyboard shortcut works only when the Write tab is active in the block editor. This sends the tone and instructions as well.

3.3 AI Tools

In the AI Tools section, you can find 40+ Content AI tools that you can use right within the Block Editor. 

You can use any of the listed AI tools of your choice. The corresponding Content AI tool will pop up on the screen, where you can fill in the relevant fields and click the Generate button.

AI tool in Block editor

Once the content is generated, click the Copy/Insert option to either copy the content or insert it in the Block Editor.

Copy/Insert in Block editor

3.4 Chat

You can ask questions about your subject or regarding SEO, as Rankbot is effectively integrated into your Block Editor.

Chat section in Block editor

4 Command Center

Content AI is available for every use case, and we understand that you’ll need these AI tools not just for writing new content but also for editing and improving your existing content. Hence, we have a dedicated Command Center that is available to access within your Block Editor.

To use it, place your cursor over a block, and in the Block Toolbar that appears at the top, click the Content AI icon. The Command Center will appear with all the available features.

Command Center

You can also use the keyboard shortcut // to enable the Command box in the Block Editor.

4.1 Run as Command

This option lets you convert a block of text into a prompt and generate output on the fly.

4.2 Write More

Do you want to continue writing content? Click the Write More option and watch the Content AI write the article for you.

4.3 Improve

Not happy with the existing content? Simply click the Improve option to rewrite the existing paragraphs.

4.4 Summarize

Have a long block of text? Click the Summarize option to let Content AI read them and generate a brief summary for you.

4.5 Write Analogy

Are you unsure how to explain a difficult concept to your readers? Choose this option, and Content AI will write analogies for your audience to understand them with a familiar example.

4.6 Fix Grammar

Do you want to proofread your block of text? Choose the Fix Grammar option, and Content AI will check your paragraph and ensure your text is free from Grammatical errors.

5 Generate Alt Texts

Content AI also allows you to generate alt texts for your images right from your Block Editor. To generate one, follow the below steps

5.1 Edit the Post in Block Editor

Open the post that you want to edit in the Block Editor.

Edit the post in Block Editor

5.2 Upload an Image to Block Editor

You can use the Content AI to generate alt texts for your images while uploading them from your Block Editor.

To do this, simply click on the ‘Add block’ icon and type ‘image’ in the search bar. Then, select the Image block when it appears, as shown below.

Selecting the Image block

This will insert the Image block into your content, providing options to add images. Next, choose the ‘Media Library’ option to upload or insert your desired image.

Selecting the Media Library option in block editor

Once you’ve uploaded the image, click on it and navigate to the right side. You will see the Generate Alt button next to the Alt text field. Click on it, and the AI will swiftly generate an alt text for your image, as illustrated below.

Using Content AI Generate Alt button to generate alt text for an image

5.3 Generate Alt Text for Inserted Images

If you have already inserted images into your content, you can still generate alt texts for them using Content AI.

To do this, click on the image and access the image settings from the Settings panel. Here, you will find the ‘Generate Alt’ option next to the ALTERNATIVE TEXT field. Click on it, and the AI will immediately generate the alt text for the image, as illustrated below.

Generating alt text for an image in block editor using Content AI

Once you’re done editing your content, click the Publish/Update button above to save your changes.

And that’s it. We hope the article helped you familiarize yourself with Content AI in the Block Editor. If you still have any questions or are facing any issues with Content AI, please open a support ticket here, and our support experts will be more than happy to assist you.

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